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Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ke06076, Nov 17, 2014.

  1. ke06076

    ke06076 New Egg

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    Hi i live in alberta canada and its -30 to-40 here and its my first year with chickens and i am using a 4 inch tall water bin for my chickens and having a rilly hard time keeping the water clean and un frozen. Any tips please i am trying to stay away from a heater becouse i have a heater in my chicken coop, bunny hut, horse water, barn ect and runnin out of plugins but i think i may have to find one any way and any winter tips hor any thing winter related would help thanks
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    What sort of heater are you using in the coop and is the waterer inside the same coop or elsewhere?
    If/when maintaining water is impossible due to temperature you can just as easily simply water the flock 2+ times a day-go out first thing in the morning and then later on in the day, take warm (but not hot) water and fill the water container - the flock will drink their fill and you come out later and repeat the process. They quickly catch onto the routine and know to drink their fill when the water is brought out.
     
  3. ke06076

    ke06076 New Egg

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    I have a heatlamp in the chicken coop where my chickens are and thank i will try that
     

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